Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leader in the specialty coatings industry, has announced the appointment of Doug Mattscheck as president and CEO, effective May 29th. Mattscheck has extensive experience and a proven track record of growing companies through acquisitions and improving operations in the specialty coatings and building materials industries. He most recently served as president and CEO AGY, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty glass fiber and related coatings. Prior to AGY, Mattscheck was president of the Technical Fabrics Division of Saint-Gobain and held executive positions with H.B. Fuller, Schlegel Corporation, and DuPont.

“Doug’s experience and successful track record of working with private equity-backed companies make him an excellent addition to Quest,” said Fred Quinn, co-founder and chairman of Quest “We are excited to have Doug join us as we continue to execute on our growth objectives.”

As the new president and CEO, Mattscheck, said he looks forward to building upon Quest’s success going forward through both organic growth and add-on acquisitions.
Quinn will continue as chairman of the board of directors and maintain an active role in directing Quest’s strategy and leading acquisitions. Gerry Loftus, Quest’s co-founder and chief operating officer, will join Quest’s board of directors and maintain an active role in supporting the growth of the business.

About Quest Specialty Chemicals

Quest Specialty Chemicals, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., is a portfolio company of Audax Group and Moelis Capital Partners providing a family of proven technologies and specialty coatings for the construction, industrial, transportation and automotive aftermarket industries. Quest operates under the Matrix Systems, RAABE, Hydro-Stop, United Coatings, Patriot Paint, StreetBond, Foxcolor, and Zolatone brand names.